The Pubs

See below for all posts on the pubs we’ve chronicled to date.
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Frank Ryan’s: Queen St.

Consider, if you will, the following couplet. “There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in” Taken from Canadian crooner, Leonard Cohen’s back catalogue – these much quoted and poignant lines have many different…

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn: Wellington Quay

Though there's no smoky haze or abundance of black faces, and still without the bourbon stink or distant cricket hiss you can still close your eyes and immerse into the hollering and the bawling of man and instrument. And in the rhythm of…

The Patriot’s Inn: Kilmainham

"This old pub standeth on sacred ground, surrounded by the high walls of the Royal Kilmainham Hospital, by the ancient cemetary of Bully's Acre and the dungeons of Kilmainham Jail. The Patriot's Inn has been closer to the pulse of Irish history…

The Old Royal Oak: Kilmainham Lane

Dublin! It’s a city, if the annals of internet comment sections are to be believed, that divides opinion. And while pub-dwellers prone to over-romanticisation, such as ourselves, are ten a penny - there's also a hefty cohort out there in…

The Ferryman: Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

Recently we were philosophising about what it is that brings that certain sense of je ne sais quoi to pints when they’re taken in enjoyable numbers of a Sunday. Having given due regard to theories of Old Ireland and The Sabbath, we came to…

John Kavanagh (The Gravediggers’): Prospect Avenue

It's early afternoon on a bitter February morning and I'm huddled around the graveside of Fenian Leader - Jeremiah O Donovan Rossa with another dozen cold persons on a guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. An actor in full Irish Volunteer regalia…